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egypt's violent spirals as dozens of muslim brotherhood supporters are reportedly killed in a bid to escape custody during a prison chance but it's been the deadliest week since the revolution as more than eight hundred die in clashes between mostly ignored since security forces. russia says the no batting the promotion of homosexuality to minors won't infringe the rights of those attending associate winter olympics that's amid growing calls in the west to boycott the games. house divided a member of the saudi royal family leaves the country outraged that the kingdom's treatment of the opposition and its human rights record the prince speaks exclusively to r.t. arabic. and germany demands the return of gold stored in american
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vaults as trust in the federal reserve planets and it feels the fed is not securing as much precious metals as it claims. and watching artie's weekly news or be with me kerry just. state media claims thirty six muslim brotherhood prisoners have been killed in an apparent bid to escape detention during a prison transfer officials say those who died suffocated on tear gas fired by police often officer was taken hostage by the detainees as as the death toll of the ongoing fighting between supporters of ousted president and security forces rises to more than eight hundred since wednesday riots erupted after the army broke up citizens in the capital the former president supporters responding by torching
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government buildings auntie's bell true in cairo has been witnessing firsthand the deadliest violence since the twenty eleven revolution. well the tensions are palpable here in the capital cairo as today marks the start of what the morsy supporters have called departure the coup week which is that we could long series of protests and rallies in the capital and across the country particularly yesterday we had this twenty four hour standoff between morsy supporters and security forces which resulted in a very bloody gun battle yesterday afternoon as hundreds of protesters had basically been trapped in a central cairo mosque. with the injured which had been turned into a field hospital on friday afternoon so this finished saturday afternoon but with security forces since the storming this building and the protesters there most of them being arrested now since wednesday when security forces violently cleared that two encampments in cairo they have used
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a lot of force against any protest all rally including on friday we saw live i mean being fired at protesters who attempted to set up another sit in on wednesday morning i got a panicked phone call from a protester rushed to the to about the ways in which is now no longer an encampment at that point i saw the security forces opening fire with live ammunition an automatic weapon any anyone who was approaching the encampment meanwhile after four hours of gunfire i managed to get inside where i saw protesters women and children huddled in the corner behind sandbanks there were the injured you've been shot in the head the chest the stomach being taken to field hospitals and then the next day of course they had their makeshift morgues in a mosque two hundred bodies just laid out there with extremely bloody someone people missing their heads some people too beyond recognition the security forces say that their officers have been killed meanwhile we've had some major deaths from the muslim brotherhood's leadership the supreme guide to the eyes which could lead
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to lost his son my colleague paula has also been on the ground here in cairo she brings you this report from the makeshift morgues after every battle there is a reckoning. this is where the tally for this week's deadly clashes is taking place here i mean that human must where the bodies of that date and burnt are being false and it was here finally with the fia helmi mohammed found her son she learnt on facebook the twenty three year old had been killed she tried in vain to get through sniper fire to reach the a dummy a mosque where he'd been camping for weeks. as he died from two bullets one was in his heart their army claims the protesters had weapons but it was a peaceful sit in the police killed him they were standing on top of the roofs they burned some of the bodies and burned some people alive it was egypt's most bloody day of violence since the revolution two and a half years ago this old man managed to save his koran but not his wife she was
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among the hundreds killed many of them burnt beyond recognition tears of anguish against a backdrop of angry demonstrations i think that's why you march a city obey the. people when they go to the district in the jones here it is i think you said that i listen i am obeying the will of the egyptian be able went to the street how about this bieber watched day in the street for forty seven days then they would rise and their gift is to kill them dr mohamed mahmoud was on duty when the first casualty started coming in within hours he treated several dozen patients they wounds were worse than anything he'd seen before marking a turning point he says from which there was no return the egyptian army usually defend people but what we know are they gyptian army even our religion we have some proof they said these are the best army and over the world but not to kill his own people is the egyptians always we our history with the egyptian army
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to defend us not to kill us this that's why i'm saying this is a very bad and black chapter of the accusations and contact him. asians are heating up each side blames the other for unprovoked excessive violence the army stands accused of firing at unarmed protesters while the brotherhood is feared for spreading violence anything is possible now unfortunately in every single step that we've been witnessing since january twenty five. we don't think the next step is going to happen it's so far away and then it happened so anything is possible now the interior ministry has given police a green light to use live ammunition against anyone who attacks government buildings the muslim brotherhood is vowing nothing will stop its glorious revolution in a country many fear is now teetering on the brink of civil war policy r t cairo or the chaos on the streets say gyp's western allies have come out with
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strong statements against the violence but as yet little action the e.u. is calling for an end to the crackdown and is considering halting its promised five billion euros of aid to the country it comes after similar strongly worded statements from the us which is council joint military exercises with egypt over america's military aid to egypt military was left untouched despite condemnation from the white house is worth one point three billion dollars a year in hardware and services that includes fighter jets patchy helicopters and surface to air missiles as well as high tech surveillance equipment while condemning the ongoing violence in egypt administration has refused to describe the ousting of president merci as a coup which would require it to cut military support with a spokesperson from the british ship sions for democracy group says that exposes washington's double standards well it's actually quite. leaders of western
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governments who held themselves because of democracy supporting the slaughter of democracy and its supporters in egypt what obama came out and said simply not enough this is what the obama's one point five million of subsidies to the army buys the slaughter of innocent men women and children the army may have pulled the trigger yes but it was the west that loaded the gun and the west must take an active stance against this it's not too late to side with democracy in egypt they must come out they must reject what is happening in egypt these cosmetic diplomatic maneuvers of free calling ambassadors and the tepid statements again they are not enough we are talking about people dying and revolution this is a revolution and they must side the west the world must come together and side with those who have been oppressed in egypt we can stay on top of the latest developments on the egypt and entire r.t.
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dot com we have a dramatic pictures from the heart of the unrest first hand accounts of the troubles as well as a timeline and analysis of the events. of the news now russian authorities have reiterated guarantees that the civil rights of both gay athletes and spectators will not be infringed at the next year's winter olympics that's amid calls from european and the u.s. activists who have boycott the games over a law banning giving information about homosexuality to on the routines or to easily sonali and sat down with a panel of guests to discuss the media frenzy surrounding the bill. we are it international community bonded by the homophobia that affects all of us and what we have to do is take a stand against the fact that the government is actually preventing education
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rather than propaganda that is desperately needed feel people who are growing up lesbian and gay growing up with prejudice this causes death it causes distress anti gay bullying is terrific but it also has deep deep in issues because of the huge finds it imposes an organization and individuals who even mention gay rights but i am going right against united i constantly as a journalist terrorists and suicide but you know i constantly as a journalist here go on about gay rights in russia on this channel i've spoken various networks around the world about this i've not been penalized or find out or i'm just trying to get people at home the reality of the situation here i posted on facebook or something i say no problem but you don't face for others to protest. as as basically a scouse journalist here i know the reality of life and i just wanted to put to stop the exterior you know it doesn't snow all around there's a simmering active thriving gay community in russia and indeed in sochi when i was
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filming the last week there was one that i just wanted to actually get my car on humble mature opinion regarding gay life in russia and i was nothing short of i was assassinated without rain water for having possibly you know you know pro you know thoughts on russia which is seen as evil russia want to talk about it's a political commentator. there london as well as the recent levada poll recently saying that more than half of russian support the law and conservative traditions alexander your thoughts on that well i think first of all i've been asking some people here what is it exactly that british athletes are playing to do in sort or other going to. gay life styles are they going to compete they're actually in the games themselves look let me tell you something about them. a lot be here and the game will be as well we have that none none the existing debate about gay marriage same sex marriage the debate was suppressed by the liberal elite nobody was allowed
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to say anything the moment you questioned you know whether it's a wise thing to do you were immediately accused of being called before i think and studying for the gay community to realize you cannot prevent the people for having their own views and in london you know of what those who are on the computer that. runs by the get by the liberal elites that know to love this political correctness has turned into censorship all of the countries and i think this gets forgotten have signed in a limb picked charter which states that there is no kind of demonstration or political religious or racial propaganda allowed to any olympic sites venues or other areas is the l g b t community going to allow this olympics to become about gay rights and not about the olympics and also what about other minorities that feel like they need to have their say at the olympics how many protests are we going to see we're going to have a gay pride protest and then a protest about western countries that want russia to intervene in syria and then
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another protests from the environmentalists they don't think the olympics should be held there at all everyone is going to want to have their say. or russia's leading gay activists has been infuriated by other sponsors of international media and those twitter page nicholai alexia wrote he won't be giving any interviews to western journalists it's a merely slur the country's name is anger was sparked by an article in britain's guardian newspaper suggesting the russian government plans to remove children from same sex couples. inside arabia those opposing the ruling families policies have now been joined by a member of the royal family itself a prince of the house of sorrow that has left the country citing his increasing anger over the kingdom's human rights record on the arabic spoke exclusively to the defector who accuses the regime of violence under pressure. the government is obviously scared of the arab revolutions and they responded as they usually do by
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resorting to oppression violence arbitrary law and arrest but the easiest thing they can do is deprive you of your salary or fire you altogether that the ruling regime is not guarded by justice and this is especially true of the ministry of interior there is no independent judiciary that has both police and the prosecutor's office are countable to the interior ministry the ministries officials investigate crimes they call them crimes related to freedom of speech so they fabricate evidence don't allow people to have attorneys things like that happen all over the place they even put people under arrest for an indefinite amount of time even if a court rules to release such a criminal or the ministry of interior keeps him in prison even though there is a court order to release him there have even been killings killings and as for the external opposition saudi intelligence forces buying these people abroad there is
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no safety inside or outside the country could you describe these people who oppose the royal family and what are their goals opposition used to demand wider peoples representation in governing bodies more rights and freedom but the authorities reacted with violence and persecution instead of a dialogue and now the opposition wants this regime gone but we both know that despite numerous human rights violations and so day arabia your country selden face the street decision from the west and from the united states in particular when senior u.s. officials meet was there saudi counterparts they think they can be any critical comments from washington d.c. i mean riyadh what the white house certainly does maintain a longstanding alliance with the leaders of saudi arabia that cemented by common interests in the middle east to that end there are classified contacts between areas. the u.s. administration in recent time they've been employed to step up the government
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administered reforms but those reforms are not driven by the elites desire to empower the people of the kingdom is at them instead they are merely urged by reforms that the regime might fall unless it reforms itself oppression is widespread in saudi arabia there is no free speech no freedom of expression corruption is rampant in all areas from the level bureaucrats to high ranking officials every civil servant is very skillful in using bribes in their operations . well coming up on our team seeking refuge tens of thousands flee their homes one of the most devastating floods in a century it's washes far east. and take care while passing rubbish bins on the streets of london it's emerged the u.k. is using small bins to track smartphones all passers by or not off the brake.
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welcome back to the program. now around one hundred thousand people may have to be evacuated to safety in russia's far east is a devastating floods the delis has already forced nearly twenty thousand people to abandon their homes the water levels the highest in the last century according to officials caused by heavy rains in july. meteorologists predict the worst is yet to come for the high watermark in the expected later this week on a flood some affected three of russia's largest regions leaving much of the surrounding countryside submerged while the damage to farmland is currently estimated at around sixty million dollars. reports from the scene of the daddies. with the water levels in some parts of the region having risen seventy two
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centimeters on saturday alive and the evacuations are continuing the worst case estimates suggest that one hundred thousand people may be forced to leave their home however it is hoped that that final number will be substantially lower now the worst hit areas are the remote rural villages such as this one damage to infrastructure such as communication and transport networks in places like this operative the isolated but how is it harmed on saturday provided fifty tons of humanitarian aid including food but life jackets and eleven thousand military personnel are also aiding local services now the biggest industry in this region is the farming industry people grow things like tomatoes and potatoes and sell them locally they also produce oil which is sold in may by china but with four hundred thousand hectares currently under water it's clear to see that it's not just people's homes that are being damaged but also potentially their livelihoods over
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on our website now french nuclear scientists don't seem to bother the way they stole radioactive material it appears that they consider the pressure cooker. plates for holding plutonium they have a full bizarre story of life plus. there's decide what you like and what you don't need help with the new virus which creates internet hype to sensationalize products and social media it's all web sites r.t. dot com people can be misdirected by false likes and followers. for. if you're walking down a london street there's a high probability of being spied on but not with c.c.t.v. it's been revealed that some seemingly harmless street side rubbish bins capable of tracking passers by police find out exactly how the high tech trash cans work. just a ben think again these nifty looking letter bins are connected so why five and that
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means that they can track the movements of each and every person walking down this street as long as they've got a smartphone that's connected to wise by now the digital stalking is all in the name of advertising simply by knowing who you are and where you're going they can alter the images on the screen here to tailor the advertisement to whoever is walking down the street in the city of london corporation have said that they also uses sun why despite technology that they've asked the company responsible for the bins to switch them off the local authority here say that schemes like this require the backing of an informed public but just how aware are all the british public of the erosion of best so-called digital privacy in the wake of the n.s.a. scandal it's been revealed that it's not just commercial companies but entire governments that are spying on their citizens and just last week we found out that it just had a bomb on vodafone have been secretly processing on details of their customers conversations over to intelligence agency g c h q coming into my privacy on those
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issues without my knowledge it would be a cause of concern is a breach of law is a breach of confidentiality i just wouldn't have nothing to hide so i don't really care but still i don't think that. that's fair from them not telling us that to me because information to governments who are true in your twenty's citizens private information should stay private i've got nothing to hide so it doesn't matter let's have identity to go along all that stuff is very much the other side is there anything in the final things i shouldn't do. to be honest with you must surveillance is now a reality of our everyday lives c.c.h. cuchulainn say so hoover and according to experts they screw up as much information as possible online and through telephone traffic in order to school through it so there's that to marry these things say much more information than many of it uses even for back when a boy i see lunde. it will take germany
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a very long time to collect the hundreds of tons of gold it has stored in u.s. vaults and so after berlin asked the federal reserve to return its billion instant fears the fed no longer possesses the gold it's been holding for germany and other countries what is going to kind of course. behind these walls is one of the most secretive organizations in the world u.s. federal reserve websites to audit them it's a wall this place is impenetrable for three years the u.s. federal reserve has been the place where many countries of the word a big chunk of their nations well as the countries whether it's different waves of economic crises around the instability the federal reserve seems to them like a more or less secure place to keep their funds but are the funds really secure or are they being there has been speculation for a long time that the fed doesn't actually have much good that has either sold it all lent out or used it as collateral for borrowing either way there are many
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claims that the gold that is being stored on behalf of many nations doesn't actually exist germany has recently decided to bring home all these gold but the federal reserve said that it's not possible that it would need until two thousand and twenty to be able to accomplish such a transfer germany then asked to visit the fed vaults to make sure that the gold is actually there but the fed first refused to permit germany to exempt examine its own gold then the germans apparently assisted in the fed did open only one of nine rules but they were not permitted to either enter or touch the gold the german government has stored about half of its schools supply with the us federal reserve so they are understandably nervous this makes not only germans nervous of course u.s. financial institutions have a history of selling things that don't exist one example last year goldman sachs were proven to have been selling gold certificates to the public saying that they were backed by real gold in their vaults but the story leaked out as if they'd fact
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held no gold at all and were doing the so-called fractional reserve gold banking on the basis that few people would want to claim their gold at any one time now we see many countries trying to maneuver away from the u.s. dollar is the main reserve currency and we see many central banks increasing their own gold reserves and he seems after all these years the world decided they put too much power in this one building. coming up it's well it's upon to a focus on a boy. you know people in moscow say they're like whoa websites and facebook groups about the childfree lifestyle which i didn't believe until i saw the cover for the aug
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twelfth copy of time magazine yes childfree is no real thing sadly basically these are people who have started a cool trend of not having children and using their time and resources completely for themselves you know if you don't want to have kids that is your business and i really couldn't change your mind even if i wanted to but there are people all over the internet who are just swimming in their own self-satisfaction like pigs in slop because they are part of the no kids trend the sickening part about this trend or should i see mentality is that these people glow in the door themselves for being too selfish to give their time and money to a child oh i'm the center of the universe and i'm proud of it. this is an extremely antisocial and destructive mentality to adore yourself for contributing nothing to anyone else nothing to society and nothing to the future but wait let me put it this way if your life is shopping wearing ironic t. shirts starbucks and texting on your i phone about your stupid feelings that maybe
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is for the greater good the church childfree but that's just my opinion. hello there welcome to worlds apart china's assigned to global power is set to change not only the way we trade but also the way we view politics china's stratus on harmony and common sense predict itself sad western individual is a military bulling but will china continue to practice self-restraint once its muscles the fully grown well to discuss that i'm now joined by being founding dean of the chant hong badgett school of business thank you very much for your time sir now i think the difference between american and chinese approach is best expressed
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in terms of game theory americans really believe in being either a loser or a winner but i think china's mentality is a bit different i think the one central element of chinese way i think about global governance is confucius notion of diversity is maybe the precondition for how money so one china was the center of global economy global civilization you and the town dynasty china truly have never imposed anything any other country because confucius thinks you live the way you live i leave it to id. diversity is a precondition for civilization to advance we all can make mistake together then you can think right maybe five hundred years later could be totally wrong so you need to people lift the weight differently to preserve the diversity and he can argue that this is a form of checks and balances that americans like so much here have different ideas
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different mentalities and love them. you know compete with each other let them discuss their differences openly rather than imposing one particular right way but coming back to the game theory this reference to you know one zero sum game or what the chinese call win win was also stressed last month when the chinese president xi jinping visited the united states and i guess such references are good for diplomacy but i wonder whether there is anything more to it because. what essentially. the chinese are asking americans is to abandon america's all sometimes very arrogant ways and why would an american ever do that even for china or ming it's not going to be easy i think conflict is possible but i think i'm positive because today so globalized you know somehow someone.

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